Written by Ash

Barcelona Map Trio – Attractions, Neighbourhoods, Metro


Getting yourself a Barcelona map on holiday is as fundamental as the plane ticket.

Whether you’re looking for an attraction map, a neighbourhood map with lodging tips, or a metro map to get around I’ve got them all here in one place to ensure it’s smooth sailing all the way.

Ready to go?

Let’s impress your friends with your Barcelona street knowledge!

Barcelona Maps

If you’re looking for the best map of Barcelona I’m here to give you three!

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch with me below for custom advice.

Barcelona Attractions Map

In my Barcelona tourist attractions map you’ll find the city’s main sights denoted with yellow stars, secondary attractions with beaches and museums in blue, and bars and restaurants in brown and red respectively.

Also keep an eye out for shopping centres in orange, parks in green, and airport transport locations in purple.

Click on the attraction map buttons for more information + a visitor’s guide on each item.

Barcelona Neighbourhood Map

To get your bearings I’ve created a tourist map of Barcelona neighbourhoods.

This is a great jumping off point for finding a value hotel, Airbnb, apartment, or hostel. I’ve gone into this in depth in my list of the best areas to stay in Barcelona but first it’s best to take a look:

The city map of Barcelona

A good rule of thumb when looking for lodging is:

The Ciutat Vella has three parts from left to right: Raval, the Gothic Quarter, and El Born.

Most airport transport like the famous Aerobus takes you to the purple ‘C’ button at Plaça de Catalunya, the city’s most central square. From here you can connect to the metro.

The other neighbourhoods not mentioned have cheaper accommodation as they’re less central.

Get Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batllo, and a 10% Discount Card!

Barcelona Metro Map

With 6 lines connecting the entire city you’ll be 20 minutes from anywhere. Almost every major attraction is served by the network save Tibidabo Amusement Park.

Here’s a Barcelona metro map given by Transport Metropolitan Barcelona:

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Help Me Put You on the Map

If my Barcelona map list still hasn’t got you on the right track make sure you write me in the comments below. I’m here for custom advice whether it’s finding your way around or anything else on your holiday.

Until next time 🙂

  • June 12, 2024 at 4:47 am
    Hi! Can’t seem to find the maps - perhaps I’m not clicking correctly?
  • December 28, 2023 at 7:34 pm
    Hi, great website with very useful insider tips!! But I can't find the link to the Barcelona Attractions and Neighborhood maps. Is there a pdf to download?? Greetings, :-)
    • December 31, 2023 at 11:47 am
      Team Member
      Hi Tom, Thanks for the kind words :) How embarassing - we had the map embedded but after an update it wasn't showing up. You'll find it on the page now - it's actually a Google Map that you can navigate through and find all the info you need :) Cheers,
  • January 14, 2020 at 4:16 pm
    Cheryl Reed
    Your website has been a life saver for me! Hey, I am traveling for a work trip alone.. staying at Hotel Mont Blanc, My ? is, my flight leaving is 7:55 am and the hotel said that the aerobus is only a short walk from the hotel, but I will be walking around 4:30 am by myself. Should I just get a taxi from the hotel to airport, or taxi to the aeorbus or do think I will be safe walking. Also, I notice when you buy your tickets online, you have to pick a time.. the problem is I am not always sure when my class will end... are they strict on your entrance time? Thanks Cheryl
    • January 14, 2020 at 9:17 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Cheryl, I wouldn't worry about the walk... it's so close, just around the corner. The odds of anything happening are slim. Don't believe the hype online, it's a safe city to walk even at night. Also... you have to pick a time for what? For the Aerobus using this link it's not necessary. Other attractions which utilize time slots are an unfortunate reality though they do give you a 15-30 minute grace period depending on the place. Cheers, Ash
  • December 7, 2019 at 7:41 pm
    Kirti Devnani
    Hi Ash, I love the detail and effort you have put into your blogs. Really helps an outsider to get a clear understanding of how to go about in the beautiful city. We are a family of 4 (1 of 16 years old) We are staying in Barcelona4Seasons near sagrada familia. I wanted to know the best way to reach the accommodation from the airport. Also, since we aren't planning on using hop on hop off bus, I'm not keen on buying the city pass. I haven't prepared the complete itinerary yet but we do plan on visiting sagrada familia and parc guell, picasso museum. Should I buy the Hola Bcn card in this case? T10 as I know covers 10 trips and since we are in the city for 96 hours i think we might take more than 10 trips. We will be spending Christmas in Barcelona, so if you have any suggestions as to where we can spend our Christmas and visit Christmas markets please let me know.
    • December 8, 2019 at 12:47 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Kirti, Thanks for the kind words :) First of all I'll direct you to my visiting Barcelona over Christmas article for all the markets and hours. To get to your hotel... honestly if there are four of you the price will be negligible so I'd just grab a taxi. You'll be glad you did if you've got a lot of luggage especially. If you're doing more than 10 trips I would indeed get the Hola BCN as it's super convenient :) No need to get the City Pass if you don't have the Bus Turistic included. Cheers, Ash
  • October 2, 2019 at 5:34 pm
    Hi I will be arriving at 8pm from T2 what would you recommend for the Transpo, I am staying in Hostal ruta de Francia which is near in sagdrada.
    • October 2, 2019 at 5:53 pm
      Team Member
      Hola Pot! Your best bet is to just grab the airport train at Terminal 1 to El Clot Arago and from here it's just a short walk. Enjoy your holiday :) Ash
  • August 1, 2019 at 6:32 pm
    Hi Ash, Upon arrival in Barcelona my first nite is H10 hotel. How do I reach this hotel from airport? I am joining the GoEuGo tour to Portugal for 7 days and will drop us on last day at Placa Catalunya. How do I go from Placa Catalunya to hotel 1882 - my last 3 days in Barcelona. Us Barcelona bound travelers truly find your website very helpful. thank you, Mary
    • August 2, 2019 at 10:19 am
      Team Member
      Hola Mary, Thanks so much for the kind words, I am glad to help :) There are more than a dozen H10 Hotels in Barcelona... which one are you referring to? From Plaça Catalunya to Hotel 1882 you'll need to walk up the Passeig de Gracia metro station (about 5 minutes) and grab the purple line to Sagrada Familia. From here it'll be a short walk. Cheers, Ash
      • August 3, 2019 at 10:14 pm
        Hola Ash, thanks for this reminder on H10. Did not bother to see this detail as my hotel bookings were arranged by my sister. I checked and it is H10 Placa Catalunya, so I suppose it is within that area where we will be dropped off. Appreciate your advise and the barcelona excitement builds up as we read on your blog. Moltes gracies, mary
        • August 4, 2019 at 11:23 am
          Team Member
          Hi Mary, Thanks so much for the very kind words, it means a lot :) For the H10 Catalunya you couldn't be in a better place. Simply take the Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya (the terminus stop) and then from there it's about a 2-3 minute walk. Cheers, Ash
  • July 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm
    Hi: I have 2 questions. (i) I am arriving to Barcelona BCN Terminal 2 . What is the best way to get to my place on Meer 34 Barcelona , Catalunya? (ii) I plan to go to Picasso Musuemn. Should I purchase the online tour tickets or go with the Thursday free time 6:00-8:30 PM as you listed on your site here. Is there typically a long line during the free hrs? Thank you! TP
    • July 17, 2019 at 5:04 pm
      Team Member
      Hola Tuyet, I would grab the Aerobus to the terminus stop at Plaça Catalunya, walk the 200 meters to Urquinaon metro station, and take the yellow line of the metro down to Barceloneta. From here it'll be a 10 minute walk. The alternative is to substitute the metro with a taxi (there are tons in the square) if you're not keen on lugging heavy bags around etc. As for the Picasso Museum... the Thursday free entrance is not bad at all since it's mandatory to buy your tickets online and you're assigned a time slot to turn up. When I went during the free day there was hardly any wait. I would save the money and go on the free day. Just be sure to book the tickets online in advance (4 days before) or you'll risk them selling out. Cheers, Ash
  • May 19, 2019 at 8:52 am
    Terry Webb
    We are arriving on Monday, May 20 th at 11;00 pm. What is the best way to get to our hotel, Hotel Urh Ciutat De Mataro, Mataro Thank you
    • May 19, 2019 at 3:33 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Terry, As your hotel is quite far out and this isn't a trip I've done I'm having a hard time coming up with the exact path in my mind... I've had to consult Google Maps for this and it looks like your best bet would be to get the bus to Plaça Catalunya and then from here take the R1 train to Mataro. I would grab the Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya though (not listed in Google as it's a private company) because it's much faster. From the Mataro train station it's about a 10 minute walk. Cheers, Ash
  • April 1, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    Jo Saldanha
    What is the best way to travel from Park Guell to Placa Reial, in the shortest possible time? Would I be able to reach PR within 45 mins?....using public transport. How long does it take to see PG?
    • April 2, 2019 at 8:21 am
      Team Member
      Hi Jo, I would allocated 60-90 minutes for Park Guell, and from here you can walk down to the Vallcarca metro station... taking the green line to Liceu (right outside Plaça Reial) should only take about 25 minutes in total :) Ash
  • March 15, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    What is the best way to get from BCN to Palacruceros, Cruise Terminal D, Moll Adossat
    • March 16, 2019 at 9:14 am
      Team Member
      Hi Karen, I've got a portion in my cruise ship terminal article on how to get to the docks from the airport. You can check out the link here: There are a few options but I recommend the Aerobus one because it's more straightforward. Ash
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